Saturday, January 23, 2010

This week is the week for Louisiana food at Padre's

We have a big event here at the club this Wednesday. In conjunction with Ballroom Marfa and the great artist Mel Chin, we are hosting a "Fundred" drawing party. The short story on the Fundred project is that throughout the nation people are coloring in fake $100 bills and doing their own drawings, creating their own art within the parameters of a fake bill. Once 300,000 "Fundred" dollar bills are created, artist Mel Chin, who dreamed up and is coordinating the project, will deliver them to Congress in an Armoured Car to lobby for $300 million worth of funding to complete the rebuilding of New Orleans infrastructure.
SO- we're hosting a Fundred drawing party here Wednesday complete with banners, party favors, New Orleans music, NOLA trivia with prizes, Abita beer specials, Shrimp po-boys, jambalaya, dirty rice, Boudain, red Beans and Rice, Gumbo, special Zapp's potato chip flavors that I special ordered from the factory, and a lot more. It's going to be a blast and all week we're working up these recipes in the kitchen for this event. Sunday it starts with dirty rice and jambalaya during our NFL football games and goes throughout the week. I am excited. Hopefully a few lifetime locals around here will try some great food they've never had before...

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